There is a great opportunity when becoming a member of The Business Community, you get the chance to book a 10-minute presentation slot at any of the business networking meetings. The only criteria is that it needs to be educational, not a sales pitch for your business - an ideal way to raise your profile within The Business Community and "show off" your knowledge and experience.
It doesn't have to be a Powerpoint presentation, screens/projectors and flipcharts are available at most venues or you could just orate without the use of either!
Tips for your presentation
- Share your knowledge/skill/advice
- If using slides – suggest no more than 10 (sometimes just standing up and presenting; maybe with a flipchart – can work better)
- No need to cover more than 5-7 points
- Allow some time for questions
- Consider handouts for delegates (at least in electronic format)
- Promote your presentation to people in your network so they can attend the meeting your at; in doing so raising your profile
I enjoyed my first meeting at The Business Community. The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming. Anyone new to networking would feel comfortable from the outset. The agenda was enjoyable, but business-like and informative. It was interesting to learn about all the other businesses around the table, and they showed a genuine interest in my business. What stood out for me was when we broke for a 10 minute 121 with another individual. That was a chance to establish a real connection with someone else in the room.Robin Kirkley - Vizeo Media
In the short time I’ve been a member, The Business Community has transformed my business and I’ve met some fantastic contacts along the way. Paul Green and Stephen Church are excellent hosts and bring great charm and personality into the meeting. Highly recommended to any business - whether starting out or established.Sam Sayer - DeType Limited
The Business Community has been extremely helpful to my business. The meetings are well run - they have a well-defined structure, but have a good mix of formality and informality. I enjoy meeting other members, have made some good connections, got great business advice from Paul and the wider group and, last but not least, gained work whose value is several times the cost of membership.Mark Coster - Pixooma
The Business Community is bringing me ever-increasing levels of business; as well as invaluable business support.Stephen Church - Copywriter Pro